Sohn, Randall Lee of Savage Minnesota. Born - Feb 1934 in Lake Park Iowa Died April 1 2020 Randy is survived by his wife Judith Joy Sohn, daughter Sari (Jim) Hughes, son Mike (Luwela) Sohn and grandson Dayne Sohn; he was preceded in death by his parents Casey and Molly Sohn and sister Patty. Randy was born to be a pilot, although he began life in the cornfields of Minnesota. He was a complex man who rose above a fairly pedestrian background, exercising his creativity, determination and ingenuity to achieve extraordinary things. Randy went from his first flying lesson in January '53, to the Air Force in August '53, to graduating in the Reese AFB '55 class of aviation cadets. He and his first wife JoAnn married in '56, had Sari at Reese AFB in Lubbock TX, and Mike at Offutt AFB in Omaha NE. The family settled in Minneapolis where Randy became a pilot for North Central/ Republic/ Northwest Airlines in May 1960 and retired flying DC10's and 747's in 1994. Randy became a Flight Instructor rated for multi-engine aircraft in 1958, and added most WWII aircraft over the following years as an actively involved member of the Commemorative Air Force. Randy married Judy in August '91, moving to a quiet lake house with a multitude of storage buildings for all his cars, magazines, and books. He was inducted into the EAA Warbirds Hall of Fame in 1998. He was an enthusiastic participant in multiple aviation foundations, interest groups, and forums, as pilot/ instructor/ check pilot/ tractor aficionado/ mentor/ raconteur/ writer. His family finds his astonishing Google presence to be as baffling as it is heartwarming. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has placed his computer in remote quarantine, so the multitude of his memberships and accomplishments known only to his iMac will have to be shared by his friends on the many global forums and websites in which he so delighted. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

Published on April 5, 2020